Chivas USA at RSL player grades

Each game this year Deseret News staff writers will grade individual performances from Real Salt Lake’s players using the following scale:

1 – Truly once-in-a-lifetime poor performance
2 – Horrifyingly bad
3 – Very poor
4 – Poor
5 – Below average
6 – Average
7 – Above average
8 – Outstanding
9 – Sensational
10 – Truly once-in-a-lifetime outstanding performance

Here are the grades for RSL’s starting 11:
Nick Rimando (6) — Didn’t have a whole lot to do, especially in the second half.
Chris Wingert (7) — Solid and reliable down the flanks for RSL.
Nat Borchers (7) — Didn’t really make any mistakes over 90 minutes.
Jamison Olave (7) — Used his physical strength and power when needed.
Tony Beltran (7) — Continued his quality play with a solid effort.
Kyle Beckerman (6) — On the heels of getting called up by the U.S. National team, RSL’s captain did what he needed to do.
Will Johnson (6) — Did a lot of really nice things, but a couple of his services were very wayward.
Andy Williams (8) — Pulled back the years and was magic for RSL from start to finish.
Rachid El Khalifi (6) — Didn’t embarrass himself during his time on the pitch.
Fabian Espindola (8) — Was too much for Chivas to handle throughout and had an end product to go along with all his good work.
Pablo Campos (7) — His qualities as a true target forward gave RSL an added dimension.

Substitute grades:
Clint Mathis (6) — Was much more calm and collected than several of his previous outings.
Robbie Findley (7) — Looked fantastic off the bench and finished two of the three great chances he had.
Ned Grabavoy (6) — Did fine in limited time on the pitch.

There you have it, our grades for Saturday’s game against D.C. But what do you think? Who were we too harsh to? Too kind?

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